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Timmons Temple Fundraising Effort Moving Forward

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Michele Skalicky
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The effort to relocate historic Timmons Temple to Silver Springs Park has gotten a boost.  Greenway Studios, LLC, which is developing studio apartments at the site of the former church, is donating $70,000 to help relocate the building.

A fundraising effort, led by a local citizens’ committee, Save Timmons Temple, began in April. 

The committee hopes the building, which it says has historic, cultural and architectural significance, will be used during Park Days and other events.  Original plans called for the old church to be torn down to make way for the apartment project.

Currently, $20,000 is still needed to move the structure.  The committee hopes to get approval from the Springfield-Greene County Park Board at its September 12th meeting to move the building to nearby Silver Springs Park.

Timmons Temple was built by African-American citizens of Springfield in 1932 and served an historically black neighborhood on E. Webster.

To make a donation, visit savetimmonstemple.org.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.